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Kosovar activists disrupt war crimes court officials' talks

Sep. 07, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovar activists on Tuesday tried to disrupt a meeting of war crimes court officials with civil society members, accusing the court adjudicating cases from Kosovo’s war of independence of equating the victim with the aggressor. The incident...

Sweden arrests 2 women suspected of war crimes in Syria

Sep. 07, 2021 04:59 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish authorities arrested two women from Sweden suspected of committing war crimes in Syria, the prosecutors office and local media said Tuesday, the first such arrests in the Scandinavian country. According to a statement from the prosecutor's...

Bali bomb case at Guantanamo runs into immediate challenges

Aug. 31, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (AP) — Three men held at the Guantanamo Bay detention center were formally charged Tuesday in connection with the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings and other plots in Southeast Asia after 18 years in U.S. custody, with defense lawyers insisting afterward that...

Colombia court refuses to try general accused in 104 murders

Aug. 30, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A court refused Monday to allow a trial for a retired general accused of offering incentives that led soldiers to murder 104 civilians and pass them off as guerrilla fighters killed in combat during Colombia's long civil conflict. Mario Montoya...

Bali bomb case starts in Guantanamo 18 years after capture

Aug. 30, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (AP) — Three prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention center had their first day in court Monday after being held by the U.S. for 18 years without charge in connection with the deadly 2002 Bali nightclub bombings and other plots in Southeast Asia. ...

EU mission helps Kosovo with database on war crimes

Aug. 30, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The European Union's mission in Kosovo said Monday it has assisted the country's police in developing a database to help investigate war crimes. The EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo, or EULEX, reconfigured its mandate in 2018 and handed over all...

Lawyers seek ICC probe into alleged war crimes in Yemen

Aug. 30, 2021 06:46 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Human rights lawyers representing hundreds of victims of Yemen's civil war are calling on the International Criminal Court to open an investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition during the...

Rights group: Israeli strikes on Gaza apparently broke law

Aug. 23, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli airstrikes that demolished four high-rise buildings in the Gaza Strip during the war in May apparently violated international laws of war, a leading international human rights group said Monday, calling on the Israeli military to produce evidence justifying the...

Khmer Rouge official on appeal denies complicity in genocide

Aug. 19, 2021 06:50 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The last living member of former Cambodian leader Pol Pot's inner circle denied complicity in the genocide committed under the brutal Khmer Rouge government, telling an international tribunal hearing his appeal Thursday that he was being judged as a proxy for the...

Prosecutor: Khmer Rouge defendant guilty of regime's crimes

Aug. 18, 2021 03:41 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — In his position of authority, the former head of the Khmer Rouge shared joint culpability for the regime's atrocities in Cambodia in the 1970s, prosecutors said Wednesday, rejecting defense arguments that he should not be held responsible. ...